Mental Disorders are a wide range of multiple conditions with symptoms like reduced ability to concentrate, affects of deep sadness, inability to manage daily stress, sleeping disorders, strong feelings of fear, worry, guilt, etc. Such symptoms can either be common or severe in nature. Bhagavad Gita talks about multiple techniques such as Meditation and Contemplation, the Yogic practice of Pranayama (breathing exercises) – Surrender and Offering (Yajna), Mindfulness, for developing a larger perspective of self-others-universe and the divine.
The COVID-19 pandemic shook the daily routines and “normal” lifestyle patterns of the individuals. From Dietary, Activity to Sleep schedules, every part of healthy living was altered with massive lockdowns and psycho-social changes induced by the pandemic.
Lifestyle practices, like Yoga, can enhance resilience and either prevent depression or lower its severity in the event of significant stress upon mind pertaining to the unavoidable circumstances like a Pandemic.
Ayurveda and Yoga flip sides of a single coin that collectively help us attain harmony between mind, body and soul. Ayurveda is the physical face of Yoga and Yoga is the spiritual face of Ayurveda”. A combined module of “Ayuryoga” should be followed for achieving holistic health and wellness amidst this pandemic and every day in general.
The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the usual routines of lives, hauling over our lifestyle habits and subjecting us to a greater risk of catching as well as worsening existing lifestyle-related diseases. These diseases are some bodily and psychological ailments that are primarily based on the day to day habits of people. These habits are activities that push us towards a sedentary routine which can possibly land us with a number of health issues. This in turn can lead to certain chronic non-communicable diseases that can have near life-threatening consequences.
There is a lot of misconception among people that they can substitute sleep with certain practices or 20 min. of meditation or Shavasana equals 7 hours of sleep, which is entirely false. Nothing can substitute a good amount of sleep that our body needs on a daily basis,” – Prof. R S Bhogal.
Yoga stands for lifestyle discipline. There is immense power in discipline and a routine of good sleep is what ensures a day full of productivity. Emotional Health is an integral part of our safety mechanisms, wherein physical immunity guards us against the viruses, emotional immunity helps us battle problems induced by COVID-19 crisis.
Yoga Nidra sits in a much larger spiritual context that quiets the mind to notice the silent backdrop and awareness that is beyond the regular consciousness. the true purpose of relaxation is realized through Yoga Nidra.
Sleeping is one of the best-known methods of Healing. Following Yoga principles and practices in our daily lifestyle brings about structural changes in brain circuits and hormonal profiles which can help to improve deep sleep (sleep quality) and subsequently plays an important role in boosting the immune system.
Yoga is understood as a moderate form of physical activity gives a positive impact on our physique as well as mental health. Yoga Immunology” is an extensive area of study that continues to evolve and bring new lights onto the subject Immunity and Infection in context of a pandemic.
Viruses attack the weak systems, Immunity is a part and parcel that we need in order to keep the entirety of Human System strong, both the physical and the spiritual components together spell for a healthy system. Moreover, human system is much like a Computer system.
To think, perform, interact and enjoy life in all of its entirety one has to take care of both internal and external upkeep of the body. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the brunt of psycho-social problems like anxiety, stress and depression among the masses, hence, practicing Yoga may help in alleviating the stress-related problems and is also effective in managing psycho-social problems like stress, anxiety, depression, sleep-related problems, aggression, poor attention, behavioural problems, and more.
Yoga brings peace to mind, body and soul by cleansing the entirety of one’s structure. On this occasion of International Day of Peace, when the world is still fighting COVID-19, the zest for global peace is paramount. It can be achieved and instilled on individual levels by adopting Yoga into the day-to-day lifestyle.
Dr Ishwar V. Basavaraddi Yoga is an Art and Science of healthy living. It is a spiritual discipline based on an extremely subtle science, which focuses on bringing harmony between Mind and Body. The holistic approach of Yoga is well established, known for bringing harmony in all walks of life. It is, thus, a therapeutic…